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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Movies You Might Have Forgotten Even Existed, But Are Nevertheless Awesome: The Rundown.

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 10:14 PM

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Welcome to "Movies You Might Have Forgotten Even Existed, But Are Nevertheless Awesome," an irregularly recurring Blogtown feature that will continue until whenever I get bored of it. Have a film you'd like to suggest for a future MYMHFEE,BANA? Leave it in the comments.

This installment's featured film: 2003's The Rundown! Originally bearing the far-cooler titles Helldorado and Welcome to the Jungle, The Rundown is directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom), written by R.J. Stewart (Xena: Warrior Princess, Cleopatra 2525), and features The Rock, Seann William Scott, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Walken, and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo from Arnold Motherfucking Schwarzenegger. It also features a scene in which a baboon humps The Rock's face.

That's a lot of cows indeed, Christopher Walken! Now, I cannot be certain of this—the film is, after all, a mere six years old—but I am fairly confident when I suggest The Rundown's genius will be recognized by future generations, and that, one day, this film will be acknowledged as one of the finest motion pictures ever made.

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